Stacy H. Louizos

Partner New York
stacy.louizos dbr.com
Phone: (212) 248-3292 (212) 248-3292

About

Stacy H. Louizos represents registered investment companies and their independent directors and investment advisers. She advises clients on a broad range of matters relating to the operation of investment companies, including the organization and offering of open-end and closed-end investment companies, mergers of individual mutual funds and of fund complexes, and board governance, compliance and other regulatory matters under the federal securities laws.

Stacy has been consistently recommended in the area of Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds law in The Legal 500 United States, including being described as "excellent" (2015) and was "particularly singled out" (2014) for her experience advising clients on fixed-income and money market products. She has also been recognized for her "deep fund board experience" (2017).

Stacy is a member of the Financial Services Steering Committee of the firm.

Experience

Stacy has served as fund counsel and/or counsel to the independent directors of fund complexes of all sizes, including a number of large and well-known fund groups. She has extensive experience in counseling independent directors/trustees on matters relating to board governance and best practices, as well as with respect to their duties under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Stacy regularly counsels and assists independent directors in their annual 15(c) contract approval process and advises on topics such as risk management oversight, cybersecurity and directors and officers insurance policies.

She has substantial experience relating to different registered fund products, including variable annuity insurance funds, umbrella series trusts, funds of funds, manager of managers structures, master-feeder funds and money market funds.

Stacy also regularly counsels clients on regulatory and industry matters, including with respect to the DOL fiduciary rule, fund liquidity risk management program and the money market reform rules.

Stacy has also advised companies in the insurance industry on regulations relating to their investments. She also advises companies on their status under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Recognitions

The Legal 500, Investment Fund Formation and and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds (2011-present)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Stacy is 'excellent' and has been 'particularly singled out' for her experience advising clients on fixed-income and money market products.

The Legal 500, United States

Stacy is a member of Drinker Biddle’s investment management practice, consistently ranked as one of the top investment management practices in the country by Chambers USA and The Legal 500.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1992, National Merit Scholar

Organizations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Women’s Investment Management Forum